Holly Ann Muir, MD

Title(s)Chair and Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
Address1450 San Pablo Street, Suite 3600
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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    Holly Muir, MD, earned her medical doctorate from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she also completed her residency training in anesthesia. Following her residency, she matriculated to University of Pennsylvania to pursue a fellowship in obstetric anesthesia and then returned to Halifax where she served on the faculty at Dalhousie. There, she served as the residency program director, the provincial QI director for anesthesia and the chief of the obstetrics service for the IWK Hospital. She was recruited to the Duke University School of Medicine in 1998 to serve as chief of the Division of Women’s Anesthesia. In 2003, she was invited to serve as the vice chair of clinical operations and medical director of perioperative services.

    In January 2017, Muir was named chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
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    1. Oxidative stress in critical care and vitamins supplement therapy: "a beneficial care enhancing". Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2019 Sep; 23(17):7703-7712. Zanza C, Thangathurai J, Audo A, Muir HA, Candelli M, Pignataro G, Thangathurai D, Cicchinelli S, Racca F, Longhitano Y, Franceschi F. PMID: 31539163.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Non-infarctual ST elevation and acute cardiopulmonary failure in carbon monoxide poisoning: a case report. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2019 Aug; 23(16):7128-7134. Longhitano Y, Candelli M, Muir HA, Audo A, Meda S, Dennet Lumb P, Marshall Berger J, Pignataro G, Cicchinelli S, Zanza C, Franceschi F. PMID: 31486515.
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    3. Where Are They Now? Evolution of a Nurse Anesthesia Training School in Ghana and a Survey of Graduates. Front Public Health. 2017; 5:78. Potisek MG, Hatch DM, Atito-Narh E, Agudogo J, Olufolabi AJ, Rieker M, Muir HA, Owen MD. PMID: 28451585; PMCID: PMC5390021.
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    4. Teaching neuraxial anesthesia techniques for obstetric care in a Ghanaian referral hospital: achievements and obstacles. Anesth Analg. 2015 Jun; 120(6):1317-22. Olufolabi AJ, Atito-Narh E, Eshun M, Ross VH, Muir HA, Owen MD. PMID: 25988637.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. A prospective evaluation of the incidence of adverse events in nurse-administered moderate sedation guided by sedation scores or Bispectral Index. Anesth Analg. 2014 Jul; 119(1):43-48. Yang KS, Habib AS, Lu M, Branch MS, Muir H, Manberg P, Sigl JC, Gan TJ. PMID: 24413547.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. A retrospective assessment of the incidence of respiratory depression after neuraxial morphine administration for postcesarean delivery analgesia. Anesth Analg. 2013 Dec; 117(6):1368-70. Crowgey TR, Dominguez JE, Peterson-Layne C, Allen TK, Muir HA, Habib AS. PMID: 24257387.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Pharmacologic intervention for managing uterine atony and related maternal hemorrhage: what is the most effective drug dose? Can J Anaesth. 2013 Nov; 60(11):1047-53. Muir HA. PMID: 24092476.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of four fixed rate infusion regimens of phenylephrine for hemodynamic support during spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery. Anesth Analg. 2010 Nov; 111(5):1221-9. Allen TK, George RB, White WD, Muir HA, Habib AS. PMID: 20495139.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 41     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. A survey of the management of spinal-induced hypotension for scheduled cesarean delivery. Int J Obstet Anesth. 2009 Oct; 18(4):356-61. Allen TK, Muir HA, George RB, Habib AS. PMID: 19734039.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Multidisciplinary management of placenta percreta complicated by embolic phenomena. Int J Obstet Anesth. 2008 Jul; 17(3):262-6. Styron AG, George RB, Allen TK, Peterson-Layne C, Muir HA. PMID: 18501584.
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    11. Brief report: a randomized controlled trial of Synera versus lidocaine for epidural needle insertion in labouring parturients. Can J Anaesth. 2008 Mar; 55(3):168-71. George RB, Habib AS, Allen TK, Muir HA. PMID: 18310627.
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    12. The management of Cesarean delivery in a parturient with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria complicated by severe preeclampsia. Can J Anaesth. 2007 Aug; 54(8):646-51. Allen TK, George RB, Olufolabi AJ, James AH, Muir HA, Habib AS. PMID: 17666718.
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    13. Critical arrhythmia associated with pulmonary artery catheterization in a parturient with severe pulmonary hypertension. Can J Anaesth. 2007 Jun; 54(6):486-7. George RB, Olufolabi AJ, Muir HA. PMID: 17541080.
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    14. Use of a modifier reduces inconsistency in the American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification in parturients. Anesth Analg. 2006 Apr; 102(4):1231-3. Barbeito A, Muir HA, Gan TJ, Reynolds JD, Spahn T, White WD, Panni MK, Schultz JR. PMID: 16551929.
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    15. Reversible nitrous oxide myelopathy and a polymorphism in the gene encoding 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. Br J Anaesth. 2006 Feb; 96(2):222-5. Lacassie HJ, Nazar C, Yonish B, Sandoval P, Muir HA, Mellado P. PMID: 16361298.
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    16. Tracheal intubation without muscle relaxants for caesarean section in patients with spinal muscular atrophy. Int J Obstet Anesth. 2005 Oct; 14(4):366-7. Habib AS, Muir HA. PMID: 16154344.
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    17. Perioperative anesthetic management for Cesarean section of a parturient with gestational diabetes insipidus. Can J Anaesth. 2005 Aug-Sep; 52(7):733-6. Lacassie HJ, Muir HA, Millar S, Habib AS. PMID: 16103388.
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    18. Single-dose, sustained-release epidural morphine in the management of postoperative pain after elective cesarean delivery: results of a multicenter randomized controlled study. Anesth Analg. 2005 Apr; 100(4):1150-1158. Carvalho B, Riley E, Cohen SE, Gambling D, Palmer C, Huffnagle HJ, Polley L, Muir H, Segal S, Lihou C, Manvelian G, DepoDur Study Group. PMID: 15781537.
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    19. Dural ectasia: a likely cause of inadequate spinal anaesthesia in two parturients with Marfan's syndrome. Br J Anaesth. 2005 Apr; 94(4):500-4. Lacassie HJ, Millar S, Leithe LG, Muir HA, Montaña R, Poblete A, Habib AS. PMID: 15695549.
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    20. Intrathecal morphine for analgesia after postpartum bilateral tubal ligation. Anesth Analg. 2005 Jan; 100(1):239-243. Habib AS, Muir HA, White WD, Spahn TE, Olufolabi AJ, Breen TW, Duke Women’s Anesthesia Research Group. PMID: 15616084.
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    21. A multicenter randomized controlled trial comparing patient-controlled epidural with intravenous analgesia for pain relief in labor. Anesth Analg. 2004 Nov; 99(5):1532-1538. Halpern SH, Muir H, Breen TW, Campbell DC, Barrett J, Liston R, Blanchard JW. PMID: 15502060.
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    22. Is the minimum local analgesic concentration method robust enough? Anesthesiology. 2004 Aug; 101(2):550; author reply 550-1. Lacassie HJ, Lacassie HP, Muir HA. PMID: 15277943.
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    23. Anesthesia for cesarean section in a patient with spinal muscular atrophy. J Clin Anesth. 2004 May; 16(3):217-9. Habib AS, Helsley SE, Millar S, Deballi P, Muir HA. PMID: 15217664.
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    24. A multicenter, randomized, controlled trial comparing bupivacaine with ropivacaine for labor analgesia. Anesthesiology. 2003 Jun; 98(6):1431-5. Halpern SH, Breen TW, Campbell DC, Muir HA, Kronberg J, Nunn R, Fick GH. PMID: 12766654.
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    25. Anesthetic management of a ventilator-dependent parturient with the King-Denborough syndrome. Can J Anaesth. 2003 Jun-Jul; 50(6):589-92. Habib AS, Millar S, Deballi P, Muir HA. PMID: 12826552.
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    26. Effectiveness of nurses as providers of birth labor support in North American hospitals: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2002 Sep 18; 288(11):1373-81. Hodnett ED, Lowe NK, Hannah ME, Willan AR, Stevens B, Weston JA, Ohlsson A, Gafni A, Muir HA, Myhr TL, Stremler R, Nursing Supportive Care in Labor Trial Group. PMID: 12234231.
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    27. New techniques and drugs for epidural labor analgesia. Semin Perinatol. 2002 Apr; 26(2):99-108. Drysdale SM, Muir H. PMID: 12005474.
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    28. Comparison of epidural anaesthesia with ropivacaine 0.5% and bupivacaine 0.5% for caesarean section. Can J Anaesth. 1998 Nov; 45(11):1066-71. Crosby E, Sandler A, Finucane B, Writer D, Reid D, McKenna J, Friedlander M, Miller A, O'Callaghan-Enright S, Muir H, Shukla R. PMID: 10021954.
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    29. The unanticipated difficult airway with recommendations for management. Can J Anaesth. 1998 Aug; 45(8):757-76. Crosby ET, Cooper RM, Douglas MJ, Doyle DJ, Hung OR, Labrecque P, Muir H, Murphy MF, Preston RP, Rose DK, Roy L. PMID: 9793666.
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    30. Does epidural analgesia during labour affect the neonate? Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 1998 Jun; 11(3):271-3. Muir HA. PMID: 17013230.
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    31. Double-blind comparison of epidural ropivacaine 0.25% and bupivacaine 0.25%, for the relief of childbirth pain. Can J Anaesth. 1997 Jun; 44(6):599-604. Muir HA, Writer D, Douglas J, Weeks S, Gambling D, Macarthur A. PMID: 9187778.
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    32. Continuous epidural ropivacaine 0.2% for analgesia after lower abdominal surgery. Anesth Analg. 1997 Apr; 84(4):784-90. Etches RC, Writer WD, Ansley D, Nydahl PA, Ong BY, Lui A, Badner N, Kawolski S, Muir H, Shukla R, Beattie WS. PMID: 9085958.
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